Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:57:45 -0800
New York Mets SP John Lannan (hamstring) was cleared to throw off a mound Wednesday, Feb. 12, after having surgery to fix a "decent-sized tear" in the tendon that connects the quadriceps to the knee in his left leg last August. "I've been working without limits for the last month and a half," Lannan said. "It feels really good right now. I'm exactly where I need to be. I'm off a mound. I'm ready to compete." He'll compete with SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom for the fifth rotation spot this spring.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:26:27 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said P Jack Leathersich could make the team in the bullpen out of spring training even though he's not currently on the 40-man roster. Also, Alderson isn't against having a "really good arm" such as SPs Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom starting off in the bullpen.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:48:12 -0800
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) said he prefers to start, and he'll have the opportunity to compete for the fifth starter position in spring training this year with the likes of SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka, John Lannan, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom. "The only thing I know is that's going to be a competition -- because I'm here, my arm feels good," Mejia said. "I'll be ready to be there. Whatever they want me to do, that's what I have to do. But I want to be in the fifth spot. They've got to let me know." He's already thrown two bullpen sessions and will throw a third Wednesday, Feb. 12. Mejia isn't having any ill effects from the surgery he had in August to remove bone spurs from his elbow.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:11:16 -0800
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) has reported to the team's spring training facilities in Florida after having a bone spur removed from his right elbow Aug. 28 of last year. Mejia is the current front-runner to be the fifth starting pitcher. SPs Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero will be competing with Mejia.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:49:38 -0800
Rumors that the New York Mets had signed SP Daisuke Matsuzaka turned out to be incorrect, but the team could still sign Matsuzaka to a minor league contract, according to team sources. If Matsuzaka signs, it would be on a minor league deal, and he would compete in spring training with in-house options like Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:01:12 -0800
The New York Mets hinted a fifth starter could be signed by way of a minor league contract, which would allow P Jenrry Mejia, P Jacob deGrom, and P Rafael Montero to compete for a spot out of spring training and help ensure that top P prospect Noah Syndergaard would not be blocked from a summer promotion.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:00:09 -0700
The New York Mets are close to signing free-agent SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Indians) to an undisclosed deal. Matsuzaka could be a candidate to join the rotation down the stretch with SPs Jeremy Hefner (elbow) and Jenrry Mejia (elbow) done for the year. The team doesn't want to promote SPs Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom because they are facing innings limits. Matsuzaka was 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts with Triple-A Columbus.
Fantasy Tip: Dice-K would become an NL-only option for owners looking for pitching help, but that's about it. He didn't look very sharp in the minors with Cleveland this season.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:55:31 -0700
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) is dealing with bone spurs in his right elbow and might need surgery after the season. Manager Terry Collins thinks Mejia will soon have surgery, ending his season. "I can't say I know for sure, but it certainly doesn't look very good," Collins said about Mejia pitching again this season. Mejia wasn't at any harm by pitching through the pain in his elbow.
SP Carlos Torres could be asked to start against the Detroit Tigers Friday, Aug. 23, in Mejia's spot. Another option would be for Mejia's turn to be skipped and SP Matt Harvey to go on Friday. The team prefers to give SP Zack Wheeler an extra day of rest to preserve his innings, though. Collins said that September call-ups would likely be plugged into the rotation instead of Torres. SPs Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom are unlikely to be among that group, however, because they are facing innings limits.
Fantasy Tip: Torres may be a short-term NL-only option but nothing else. Any minor league pitcher that is tasked to fill out the rotation in the season's final month likely won't be fantasy-relevant, either.